* Indian shares will be closely monitoring the 2013/14 budget
for the next fiscal year to be announced on Feb. 28.
* All eyes will be on how the finance minister will manage to
meet the government's 4.8 percent fiscal deficit target for
2013/14, while still trying to revive growth amid persistent
inflation, and with general elections expected next year.
* Whether India can deliver a credible fiscally disciplined
budget is too close to call, but economists polled by Reuters
say its resolve to cut spending and giveaways in next week's
budget will reignite investor confidence.
* Traders say NSE's 50-stock index will be range-bound
at above 5,800 until the budget.
KEY FACTORS/EVENTS TO WATCH
Tues: Railway budget to be presented in parliament at 0630 GMT
Ranbaxy Laboratories October-December earnings
Wed: Economic report to be presented in parliament at 0530 GMT
Thurs: Federal budget to be presented in parliament at 0530 GMT
Oct-Dec quarter fiscal deficit data due around 1030 GMT
Infrastructure output for January due at 0630 GMT
Oct-Dec quarter GDP data due at 0530 GMT
Fri: Manufacturing PMI, Foreign exchange reserves data to be
released at 1130 GMT